Hundreds of people have paid tribute to 18-year-old Kelvin Bradley, who was found dead in Newcastle after going missing on Saturday.
Kelvin's body was found at the rear of Eldon Square on Thursday evening.
He was last seen on Saturday July 28, and was reported missing after failing to return home to Ferryhill, County Durham, after going to Newcastle to meet friends.
Kelvin's dad John told Sky Tyne and Wear that his son's death had been an accident.
He is believed to have climbed onto a platform in the service area at Eldon Square, before falling onto the road below.
John Bradley said the family wanted to thank everyone for their help in the search for Kelvin.
Kelvin's friend, Connor-Robert Summerell, told Sky Tyne and Wear that he was a "wonderful" person.
"There are no words that could possibly describe how fantastic he was," he said.
"I want Kelvin's mum and dad to know that there is so much support for them, and they need to be proud of who Kelvin was.
Family and friends have inundated Kelvin's Facebook page with tributes.
His dad wrote: "Give them up there as much happiness as you've gave us. There going to be a lot of laughter up there.
"Love you forever Son, Dad"
A tribute page set up for Kelvin on Facebook has attracted more than 400 members, with hundreds of them sharing their memories and tributes.
Sian Robinson said: "Still don't believe your gone forever kel, honestly feel sick how somebodys life could change in such a short space of time, but your safe now, safer than you ever could imagine, keep smiling and laughing kel, one of the funniest, happiest people iv ever had the pleasure to meet."
Samantha Lodge said: "Can't believe it, was only just over a week ago we were stood in the bus stop having a good chat like we did every morning. no one will be able to cheer me up like you did before work. Rest in peace kelvin I'm sure I'll have a smile on my face at little memories I have of our chats. Much love you'll never be forgotten."
Samira Jay said: "Not gunna be the same without you babe. RIP xxxxxxx"
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